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The Magic of Galapagos Through a Kid’s Eyes

The Magic of Galapagos Through a Kid’s Eyes

Wendy Redal September 30, 2011 2

We’re delighted to present guest blogger Dirk Komarnitsky, a 13-year-old from Boulder, Colorado, who recently returned from a week in the Galapagos with his family. He was so excited about his adventures that he

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I “Break” for Bears

I “Break” for Bears

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 29, 2011 4

Calm, stoic strength. The consummate mother. Introspection. A symbol of the wild itself. No matter what bears represent for you personally, you are sure to have an opinion on them and what their proper

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World Tourism Day: Travel Makes a Difference!

World Tourism Day: Travel Makes a Difference!

Wendy Redal September 27, 2011 0

Today is World Tourism Day, a chance for countries and citizens around the globe to ponder and celebrate the crucial role of travel in our mutual wellbeing. With the precarious state of affairs around

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Beyond Sustainable

Beyond Sustainable

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 27, 2011 4

As someone committed to going on nature adventures, you most likely try to make the least negative impact on the world that you possibly can when you travel. You choose carbon-neutral companies, try to

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Best Way to Protect Our Public Lands? Enjoy Them!

Best Way to Protect Our Public Lands? Enjoy Them!

Wendy Redal September 20, 2011 0

When our shared natural treasures--our public lands--are under threat, the best political action may be encouraging your fellow citizens to spend more time there. Best of all, it will hardly costs a thing!

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The Trees Are Talking

The Trees Are Talking

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 20, 2011 9

If you’ve ever walked in a forest or a grove on a breezy or windy day, you’ve probably experienced that bit of an unsettling feeling that says to you that the trees are “talking”

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2011: The International Year of Forests

2011: The International Year of Forests

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 15, 2011 3

Guardians of our climate and protectors of our health, trees first appeared on Earth more 380 million years ago. Our planet’s forests store more carbon than is contained in the Earth’s entire atmosphere, and

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In the Galapagos, wonders never cease

In the Galapagos, wonders never cease

Wendy Redal September 13, 2011 0

As if the various Galapagos wildlife species weren’t amazing enough on their own, look at this interaction: a Galapagos hawk is about to land on the shell of a giant Galapagos tortoise, while the

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